The Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Moyle

Map by Conal Kelly

The Elections

1981 Results 1977 Results 1973 Results
Votes by Party:
SDLP: 1,882 (28.4%), 5 Councillors
DUP: 1,005 (15.1%), 2 Councillors
UUP: 895 (13.5%), 4 Councillors
IIP: 487 (7.3%)
Alliance: 465 (7.0%)
U: 381 (5.7%), 1 Councillor
Independent:1,522 (22.9%), 4 Councillors
Votes by Party:
SDLP: 1,350 (22.6%), 3 Councillors
UUP: 1,050 (17.6%), 3 Councillors
U: 637 (10.7%), 2 Councillors
DUP: 235 (4.0%), 1 Councillor
DUP/UUUC: 226 (3.8%), 1 CouncillorAlliance: 173 (2.9%)
Non Party: 103 (1.7%), 1 Councillor
UPNI: 80 (1.3%)
Independent: 2,112 (35.4%), 5 Councillors
Votes by Party:
Non Party: 1,570 (23.5%), 4 Councilors
UUP: 1,457 (21.9%), 4 Councillors
SDLP: 799 (12.0%), 2 Councillors
Unionist: 357 (5.4%), 1 Councillor
Alliance: 334 (5.0%)
Non Party (IR): 149 (2.2%)
Liberal: 77 (1.2%)
Independent: 1,925 (28.9%), 5 Councillors
Electorate: 9,607; votes cast: 6,804; spoilt votes: 167 (2.5%); valid votes: 6,637 (97.5%) Electorate: 9,457; votes cast: 6,153; spoilt votes: 187 (3.0%); valid votes: 5,966 (97.0%) Electorate: 9,484; votes cast: 6,730; spoilt votes: 62 (0.9%); valid votes: 6.668

Moyle A

1981 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
M. McSparran (SDLP) 477
F. Wheeler (Ind) 461
G. gillan (SDLP) 262
A. McIntosh (SDLP) 248

J. McKay (IIP) 241
C.J. Namill (SDLP) 220
T. O'Neill (Ind) 96
G. McCarry (Ind) 83
Mrs A. Edwards (IIP) 68
Votes by Party:
SDLP: 1,207 (56.0%), 3 seats
IIP: 309 (14.3%)
Independent: 640 (29.7%), 1 seat

Electorate: 2,776; seats: 4; votes cast: 2,202; spoilt votes: 46 (2.1%); valid votes: 2,156 (97.9%); quota: 432

1977 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
F.A.Wheeler (Ind) 406
A.J. McSparran (Ind) 394
P. McCarry (Ind) 364

A. McIntosh (SDLP) 326

J. McKay (SDLP) 290
A.M. McAlister (Ind) 247
Votes by Party:
Independent:1,411 (69.6%), 3 seats
SDLP: 616 (30.4%), 1 seat

Electorate: 2,695; seats: 4; votes cast: 2,083; spoilt votes: 56 (2,7%); valid votes: 2,027 (97,3%); quota: 406

1973 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
A. McSparran (Ind) 533
F.A. Wheeler (Ind) 484
P. McCarry (Ind) 356
M. McAlister (Ind) 197

P.P. Delargy (Ind) 186
P. McCambridge (Non Party - IR) 149
J. McCaughan (Non Party) 127
Joseph Lynn (SDLP) 103
W. Grace (Alliance) 50
D. McAlister (Non Party) 48
Votes by Party:
Independent: 1,756 (78.6%), 4 seats
Non Party: 175 (7.8%)
Non Party - Independent Radical: 149 (6.8%)
SDLP: 103 (4.6%)
Alliance: 50 (2.2%)

Electorate: 2,644; seats: 4; votes cast: 2,248; spoilt votes: 15 (0.7%); valid votes: 2,233 (99.3%); quota: 447

Moyle B

1981 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. Rodgers (DUP) 445

P. McConaghy (U) 381

J. McShane (Ind) 345
Mrs M. Morrison (Ind) 300
R.E. Getty (UUP) 299
H.G. Acheson (UUP) 253
R. Mcilvar (DUP) 243
J.H. McAuley (UUP) 193

M. McHendry (Alliance) 142
A.T. Dobbin (DUP) 133
J.L. Shanks (Alliance) 92
S. Simpson (DUP) 56
Votes by Party:
DUP: 877 (30.4%), 2 seats
UUP: 745 (25.9%), 3 seats
Independent: 645 (22.4%), 2 seats
U: 381 (13.2%), 1 seat
Alliance: 234 (8.1%)

Electorate: 4,438; seats: 8; votes cast: 2,955; spoilt votes: 73 (2.5%); valid votes: 2,882 (97.5%); quota: 321

1977 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. McShane (Ind) 472
P. McConaghy (UUP) 420
M. Colgan (U) 333
Mrs M.E. Morrison (DUP/UUUC) 226
R. McKay (UUP) 206
G. McFadden (DUP) 166

S. Adams (U) 159
H. Acheson (UUP) 145
L. Walker (U) 145
Mrs H.M. Gaston (Non Party)
103
W.G. McConaghy (UPNI) 80
R. McIlvar (DUP) 69

Votes by Party:
UUP: 771 (30.5%), 2 seats
U: 637 (25.2%), 2 seats
Independent: 472 (18.7%), 1 seat
DUP: 235 (9.3%), 1 seat
DUP/UUUC: 226 (9.0%), 1 seat
Non Party: 103 (4.1%), 1 seat
UPNI: 80 (3.2%)

Electorate: 4,476; seats: 8; votes cast: 2,589; spoilt votes: 65 (2.5%); valid votes: 2,524 (97.5%); quota: 281

1973 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
R. McKay (UUP) 535
A.P. McConaghy (Unionist) 357
S. Adams (Non Party) 275
James Gault (Non Party) 261
W. Baxter (UUP) 260
J. McShane (Non Party) 249

James McToal (Non Party) 233
H.G. Acheson (Non Party) 213
S. Montgomery (UUP) 212

R. Irwin (Alliance) 129
R.W. Taggart (Non Party) 97
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,007 (35.7%), 3 seats
Unionist: 357 (12.7%), 1 seat
Alliance: 129 (4.6%)
Non Party: 1,328 (47.1%), 4 seats

Electorate: 4,655; seats: 8; votes cast: 2,849; spoilt votes: 28 (1.0%); valid votes: 2,821 (99.0%); quota: 314

 

Moyle C

1981 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
D. Kerr (SDLP) 296
A. McAuley (Ind) 237
M. O'Cleary (SDLP) 222

E. Scally (IIP) 178
J. Donaghue (SDLP) 157
Mrs E. Johnstone (UUP) 150
H. Sayers (Alliance) 139
N. Campbell (DUP) 128
T. Cecil (Alliance) 92
Votes by Party:
SDLP: 675 (42.2%), 2 seats
Independent: 237 (14.8%), 1 seat
Alliance: 231 (14.4%)
IIP: 178 (11.1%)
UUP: 150 (9.4%), 1 seat
DUP: 128 (8.0%)

Electorate: 2,393; seats: 4; votes cast: 1,647; spoilt votes: 48 (2.9%); valid votes: 1,599 (97.1%); quota: 320

1977 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. Black (SDLP) 418
Mrs E. Johnston (UUP) 279

A. McAuley (Independent) 229
J. McAfee (SDLP) 200
J. Donaghy (SDLP) 116
J. Scott (Alliance) 107
M. McHenry (Alliance) 66
Votes by Party:
SDLP: 734 (51.9%), 2 seats
UUP: 279 (19.7%), 1 seat
Independent: 229 (16.2%), 1 seat
Alliance: 173 (12.2%)


Electorate: 2,286; seats: 4; votes cast: 1,481; spoilt votes: 66 (4.5%); valid votes: 1,415 (95.5%); quota: 284

1973 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
E. Johnston (UUP) 324

J. Black (SDLP) 276
J. McAffee (SDLP) 176

A.D. McAuley (Ind) 169

C. Lynn (SDLP) 160
E.J. Molloy (Alliance) 155
J. Greer (UUP) 126
Ms F. Duncan (SDLP) 84
J.B. Bakewell (Liberal) 77
A.J. Watt (Non Party) 67
Votes by Party:
SDLP: 696 (43.1%), 2 seats
UUP: 450 (27.9%), 1 seat
Alliance: 155 (9.6%)
Liberal: 77 (4.8%)
Non Party: 67 (4.2%)
Independent: 169 (10.5%), 1 seat

Electorate: 2,185; seats: 4; votes cast: 1,633; spoilt votes: 19 (1.2%); valid votes: 1,614 (98.8%); quota: 323

 


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